Staffie & Stray Rescue

Help us provide a sanctuary for our deserving rescue dogs

Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Dexter Needs a Home

About Dexter

Dexter is a loving, playful but very excitable and energetic young man looking for a new home.  He loves to please his humans by doing tricks and will often try and get you to play with him for a cheeky game of fetch whether you’re inside or out.
When he is focused, he is very obedient dog but can be easily distracted, especially by those pesky squirrels that sometimes run along the top of our fence.
Dexter is used to being left alone for reasonable periods of time,
Dexter is a smart boy and really enjoys working out treat puzzles for tasty treats.
Dexter is still a challenge on the lead and does pull heavily.  Although progress is being made, there is still a way to go though.  New owners must be prepared to continue in Dexter’s training. Taking him to quiet walks with little distractions will go a long way.  Dexter is OK with other dogs but doesn’t understand how to socialise yet.
Once he’s been exercised and tired out, you can look forward to an evening of cuddles and snuggles.
He’s such a loving dog, he just needs a bit of help and the right environment to help him flourish.
Please contact the rescue if you are interested.


Home checks, Vet checks and Adoption fees apply.

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Help us find Dexter a home!

Do you have a home for Dexter?

We are looking for potential fosterers/adopters local to the Bournemouth area. A home check will be required and adoption fees (£180) apply.

We have a thorough rehoming programme to prepare you and your dog for each other. We also offer help and support for you both in the future. Learn about responsible ownership or contact us if you have any questions.

If you are considering fostering or permanently rehoming a dog, then please print off and complete one of the forms below:

Please note: We only rehome in the Dorset and Hampshire area and do not place dogs in homes with children under the age of 6.

Apply by Email

Please print out the form and scan it in after filling it out. Email your completed form to us at

Apply by Post

Please email to ask for our postal address.

Other ways to help

If you can’t offer a home there are still loads of ways to help our dogs.

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